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The Zebra's Stripes & Other African Animal Tales

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November 2004
About the book: 
Aimed at children everywhere, this wonderful collection of folk tales that find their origins in tribes from all over Africa, have been retold by Dianne Stewart. 

These include legends such as 'How Lion and Warthog became Enemies' from the Lamba, 'How Giraffe Acquired His Long Neck' from east Africa, 'Why Hippopotamus Lives in the Water' from Nigeria and 'Monkey the Musician' from South Africa. There are tales from the San, the Zulu, Zambia, Congo and West Africa, et al. At the end of each section - devoted to a type of animal - there are facts about the animal in question, adding to the educational value of the stories. 

The book is beautifully illustrated by Kathy Pienaar with great attention to detail.
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About the Author
Dianne Stewart has published a number of Penguin Random House books. They include Wisdom from Africa,  a collection of African proverbs;  Durban in a Word,  which she compiled and edited; and a number of children’s books. These include  The Zebra’s Stripes and other African Animal Tales,  Folktales from Africa  and  The Guinea-Fowl’s Spots and other African Bird Tales.  She has a B.A. Hons in African Languages, a M.A. in South African Literature and a M.A. in Creative Writing.